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George | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Aug 13 2011 4:45 PM

Hi,

Is there a specific format for building a Bible? Does anyone have a working sample?  I am trying to make a Romanian Bible but I don't know where to start.  I have the Bible in doc format and I saved it to a docx format but I don't think that is enough. I tried adding it into Logos as Type: Bible but it does not show up as a Bible option when I am trying to select it under preferred Bible and it also does not link with the commentaries or other Bibles.  Do I need to use the English book names and chapter headings to make it work (Genesis vs Geneza , Chapter 1 vs Capitolul 1)?

Thank you,

George

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David Ames | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 13 2011 7:35 PM

Try this thread on PB Bibles 

http://community.logos.com/forums/t/34051.aspx

I tried the Polish Biblia Gdańska        and have used that file as a template to build another Bible
 

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Mikko Paavola | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 14 2011 11:21 AM

Hi!

This is how I'm making Finnish Bibles:

1. At first you should have the bible text in plain text one verse / line with book name, chapter and verse numbers in the beginning of every line.

2. Open the txt file in Excel and use Excels text import tool (opens automatically when opening txt-file in Excel) to put book, chapter, verse and Bible text to separate columns (you may need to do this in 3 stages if the chapter and verse numbers are separated with spaces and not tabulators).

3. Add new columns to the table for codes (C, E-H and J). Write the codes to the columns. Here's an example (column B is the original chapter number, D the verse number):

A B C D E F G H I J
[[@Bible:Ge  1 : 1 ]] =D .  {{field-on:bible}} Alussa loi Jumala taivaan ja maan. {{field-off:bible}}

- You must have a space after the book abbreviation (column A: "[[@Bible:Ge ") and after the visible verse number (column G: ". ")
- You can find the book abbreviations here: http://wiki.logos.com/COM_API_Bible_Book_Abbreviations

4. Save the file as Excel document (you may need to modify it later)

5. Copy the table columns A-J in Excel and paste them to Word as plain text (not as a table)

6. Remove the tabulators with find and replace command.

7. Save the file as docx

8. Add the book and chapter names: Book names as Heading 1 and chapter names as Heading 2 (or OT/NT as H1, book name as H2 and chapter name as H3) and add the codes for books and chapters in the beginning of the headers. Here's an example how it should look in Word:

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[[@Bible:Ge]]GENESIS, Ensimäinen Moseksen kirja

[[@Bible:Ge 1]]1. Luku.

[[@Bible:Ge 1:1]]1. {{field-on:bible}}Alussa loi Jumala taivaan ja maan.{{field-off:bible}}

[[@Bible:Ge 1:2]]2. {{field-on:bible}}Ja maa oli autio ja tyhjä, ja pimeys oli syvyyden päällä, ja Jumalan Henki liikkui vetten päällä.{{field-off:bible}}

 

9. If you want to have introductions, ingresses or subheaders (as Heading 3) to your Bible, add the texts to the correct places without any coding.

And there it is. For me, the easiest steps were 1-7 (about 30-60min). Steps 8-9 will take more time.

 

One thing to note: You may need to change the @Bible -code if the bible have a different verse numbering system (for example where the Isaiah chapter 53 starts, is there 3 or 4 chapters in Malachi, etc.). There's own codes for different numberings. You can read more about it here: http://community.logos.com/forums/p/35157/266882.aspx#266882

 

 

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Ben | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 14 2011 8:03 PM

Mikko Paavola:

Hi!

This is how I'm making Finnish Bibles:

1. At first you should have the bible text in plain text one verse / line with book name, chapter and verse numbers in the beginning of every line.

2. Open the txt file in Excel and use Excels text import tool (opens automatically when opening txt-file in Excel) to put book, chapter, verse and Bible text to separate columns (you may need to do this in 3 stages if the chapter and verse numbers are separated with spaces and not tabulators).

3. Add new columns to the table for codes (C, E-H and J). Write the codes to the columns. Here's an example (column B is the original chapter number, D the verse number):

A B C D E F G H I J
[[@Bible:Ge  1 : 1 ]] =D .  {{field-on:bible}} Alussa loi Jumala taivaan ja maan. {{field-off:bible}}

- You must have a space after the book abbreviation (column A: "[[@Bible:Ge ") and after the visible verse number (column G: ". ")
- You can find the book abbreviations here: http://wiki.logos.com/COM_API_Bible_Book_Abbreviations

4. Save the file as Excel document (you may need to modify it later)

5. Copy the table columns A-J in Excel and paste them to Word as plain text (not as a table)

6. Remove the tabulators with find and replace command.

7. Save the file as docx

8. Add the book and chapter names: Book names as Heading 1 and chapter names as Heading 2 (or OT/NT as H1, book name as H2 and chapter name as H3) and add the codes for books and chapters in the beginning of the headers. Here's an example how it should look in Word:

Normal 0 21 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4

[[@Bible:Ge]]GENESIS, Ensimäinen Moseksen kirja

[[@Bible:Ge 1]]1. Luku.

[[@Bible:Ge 1:1]]1. {{field-on:bible}}Alussa loi Jumala taivaan ja maan.{{field-off:bible}}

[[@Bible:Ge 1:2]]2. {{field-on:bible}}Ja maa oli autio ja tyhjä, ja pimeys oli syvyyden päällä, ja Jumalan Henki liikkui vetten päällä.{{field-off:bible}}

 

9. If you want to have introductions, ingresses or subheaders (as Heading 3) to your Bible, add the texts to the correct places without any coding.

And there it is. For me, the easiest steps were 1-7 (about 30-60min). Steps 8-9 will take more time.

 

One thing to note: You may need to change the @Bible -code if the bible have a different verse numbering system (for example where the Isaiah chapter 53 starts, is there 3 or 4 chapters in Malachi, etc.). There's own codes for different numberings. You can read more about it here: http://community.logos.com/forums/p/35157/266882.aspx#266882

 

 

Thanks very much for your method for make pbb bibe

2 Peter 3:18  But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

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Ben | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 14 2011 8:38 PM

how to do that? help!8880.bibletxt.txt

2 Peter 3:18  But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

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George | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 15 2011 6:11 AM

Thank you!  This will be of great help!

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George | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 15 2011 9:17 AM

Thanks to you, the other posters and Mark Barnes' docx samples here http://community.logos.com/forums/t/34051.aspx I managed to finish the Romanian Bible in less than two hours.  

Thank you!

George

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DominicM | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 15 2011 10:48 AM

Ben...

being a UK user, dont know if text got corrupted.. writing seems funny to me :P

anyhow, here is your file, best I can do, you will be abble to edit it I presume

What Version is it?

4503.benp.docx

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A.J. van den Herik | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 15 2011 1:42 PM

Mikko,

You said:

2. Open the txt file in Excel and use Excels text import tool (opens automatically when opening txt-file in Excel) to put book, chapter, verse and Bible text to separate columns (you may need to do this in 3 stages if the chapter and verse numbers are separated with spaces and not tabulators).

But how can I separate the following text in Excel:

Eze 40:1 In het vijfentwintigste jaar van onze ballingschap, aan het begin van het jaar, op de tiende van de maand, in het veertiende jaar nadat de stad was  verslagen, op diezelfde dag was de hand van de HEERE op mij en bracht Hij mij erheen.  (Dutch).

I first separated the text on ":" That worked.

I then tried separating on spaces but then every word is in a different column!

How can I separate Eze - 40 - 1 - In het vijfentwintigste....?

Hans

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DominicM | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 15 2011 1:50 PM

Hans,

If you have the bible as a text file with 1 verse per line, like

Eze 39:41 Ihet wintigste

Eze 40:1 In wintigste

email it to me and I be happy to run it through my compiler which should tag it for you.

bible_convert_pbb AT domisoft DOT co DOT uk

 

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Ben | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 15 2011 6:18 PM

DominicM:

Ben...

being a UK user, dont know if text got corrupted.. writing seems funny to me :P

anyhow, here is your file, best I can do, you will be abble to edit it I presume

What Version is it?

4503.benp.docx

Thanks very much! work fine.

this is Chinese version.

2 Peter 3:18  But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

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Ben | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 15 2011 10:53 PM

4747.chinese version2.txtDominicM:

can you help me for convert another two chinese bible! Thanks very much Ben7115.chinese vesion1.txt 

 

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DominicM | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 16 2011 12:04 AM

I can but what versions/translations are they? and are they in the Public Domain..?

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A.J. van den Herik | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 16 2011 12:44 AM

Dominic, Here it is.

It's only a segment of Ezekiel (only chap. 40-48) . But I'm working on it and would have this translation too.

A further question: does Logos recognize those PBB's as bibles so that I can use "Copy Bible Verses"?

Kind regards

Hans

5857.TextEz 40-48.txt

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Ben | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 16 2011 1:32 AM

DominicM:

I can but what versions/translations are they? and are they in the Public Domain..?

yes in the Public Domain.

1919years

http://www.sbofmhk.org/menu.php

http://www.o-bible.com/gb/dlb.html

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DominicM | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 16 2011 11:16 AM

Hans here is yours.. hope it helps 2577.hans.ezekiel.docx

Ben I need to think aboutl yours, as I dont understand chineses I will hope the versing lines up but if it doesnt please dont get too mad :P

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A.J. van den Herik | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 16 2011 1:28 PM

Dominic

Thanks! It works very well!

Hans

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DominicM | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 16 2011 2:32 PM

3857.Chinese1.docxBen, here is #1, number #2 is not structured according to the regular protestant canon, and doesnt have enough extras books (4 extras) for me to guess its apocraphal. you may wish to verify the source. 

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Ben | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 16 2011 8:11 PM

Thanks, wonderful work.

#2 is a catholic  Bible, I will edit it later.

Thanks again!

2 Peter 3:18  But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

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Ben | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 17 2011 7:24 PM

I have edited the file.

maybe easy format, I don't know.Big Smile

Thanks

8156.#2.docx

2 Peter 3:18  But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

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